Napthine leads push for more local foster carers
Former Victorian Premier Dr Denis Napthine AO is leading a regional campaign to boost the number of foster carers across Wimmera and South West Victoria.
Dr Napthine, who was a long-term foster carer with wife Peggy, is calling on people from all walks of life to consider foster care.
Called Share Your Care, the campaign aims to recruit new families and individuals to support children in their own communities who need a place to stay.
“It takes a village to raise a child and we as a community have really got to be prepared to look after all the children from our community if they can’t safely stay with their own family,” Dr Napthine said.